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dc.contributor.authorHe, Kai
dc.contributor.authorChan, Steve
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-09T01:35:50Z
dc.date.available2019-06-09T01:35:50Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1521-9488
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/isr/viy028
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/383688
dc.description.abstractThis essay addresses conceptions of change in two influential U.S. theories of international relations (power-transition theory and leadership long-cycle theory), and their resonance with Chinese predilections in thinking about and coping with change. We examine both convergences and distinctions between American IR theorizing and Chinese understanding on three key questions concerning change in world politics: (1) who is the key agent of change? (2) why does change take place? And (3) how does change happen in history? We highlight the bimodal feature of Chinese strategic thinking of how to make a change in world politics. We suggest that Chinese leaders respond to pressures stemming from both their domestic and international environment. They tend to be more risk-acceptant when facing a deteriorating situation and more inclined to pursue a moderate approach when facing a benign environment. External actors, especially the United States, will play an important role in shaping China's choices.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipThe JD & CT MacArthur Foundation
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom326
dc.relation.ispartofpageto333
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalINTERNATIONAL STUDIES REVIEW
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.relation.urihttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/ARC/FT160100355
dc.relation.grantIDFT160100355
dc.relation.fundersARC
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.titleThinking about Change: American Theorizing and Chinese Reasoning on World Politics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorHe, Kai


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